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Eze Emerges As The Player With Most Dribbles in EPL

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Crystal Palace midfielder, Eberechi Eze has emerged the player with most completed dribbles in the Premier League this season so far.

According to report, the 24 year old Nigerian player has 33 dribbles across 21 matches in this season’s Premier League. In the  21 matches, he made 19 starts and two substitute appearances. He also has 546 completed passes in the Premier League, 38 shots and 2.90 expected goals. He has also has 24 successful tackles and made 13 fouls.

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Eze has netted thrice and provided three assists in 21 Premier League matches this season. Crystal Palace have acquired 24 points from 21 games and they are 12th in the Premier League.

The Crystal Palace star was born in London and has represented England at the U-20 and U-21 level. He is eligible to play for the Super Eagles due to his Nigerian parents.

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On 28 August 2020, Eze signed for Premier League side Crystal Palace on a five-year deal; the fee was reportedly around £17 million.  He was given a number 25 shirt ahead of the new season. On 12 September, he made his Palace debut, coming on as an 81st minute substitute, in a 1–0 win against Southampton in the opening game of the season.

Eze scored his first goal for Palace on 7 November, with a direct free kick in a 4–1 home league win over Leeds United. Eze was reported, in May 2021, to have injured his achilles in a training session and was expected to be sidelined for several months. Following the departure of Andros Townsend for Everton at the start of the 2021-22 Premier League season, Eze was given the number 10 shirt for Palace.

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